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Cambodian Workers Demand Higher Wage

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Download The Cambodian government has announced a higher minimum monthly wage of 80 US dollars for garment and footwear workers.

It’s below the demanded 100 US dollars, so workers stay they will continue their campaign till that demand is met.  

Sorn Sarath talks to the workers in Phnom Penh.

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 April 2013 10:55 )
 

Free School Offers Hope to Cambodian Rubbish Dump Children

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Download Hundreds of poor families live at Phnom Penh’s dump site.

Most of the children don’t go to school because they have to work instead.

But things are starting to change now that a local NGO is providing them with a free education.

Sorn Sarath meets the woman behind the organisation.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 March 2013 14:50 )
 

Child Labour Still Rampant in Cambodia

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Download The United Nations has called for an end to child labour by 2016.

But in Cambodia, the practice is still rampant.

One of the largest employers of child labour is Phnom Penh Sugar Company, owned by a ruling party official.

The company is accused of exploiting child labour and grabbing land from villagers.

Borin Noun has more.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 March 2013 14:28 )
 

A Fiery Farewell for Cambodian King

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Download Millions of Cambodians paid their final respects to King Norodom Sihanouk during the royal cremation this week.

King Sihanouk died of a heart attack three months ago.

The late king was referred to by many Cambodians as “the King Father”.

Lien Hoang was among the huge crowds of mourners in the capital, Phnom Penh.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 February 2013 10:38 )
 

Khmer Kampuchea Krom in Limbo

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Download 65 ethnic Khmer Kampuchea Krom live illegally in Thailand.

They’re ethnic Khmers who live or have roots in Vietnam but they fled to avoid discrimination.

But since the UN Refugee Body in Thailand refused their request for refugee status, they could be arrested or deported at any time.

Borin Noun has the story from Bangkok.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 January 2013 14:59 )
 
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